Philips VG-8235 MSX 2 Computer with books, cables, software, etc, etc....

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Philips VG-8235 MSX 2 Computer with books (dutch), arcade joystick, all cables, original disks


Operating Condition:

Works great, the diskdrive is offline (DEFECT), that is very common for this model.  Keyboard adjustment, sound, screen, cartridgeslot all works fine

Cosmetic Condition:

Looks really nice, keyboard is nice and grey, see photo's for details.


Philips VG-8235 MSX2

Disks with original software


video cable (scart) and power cable

Books  (all dutch)




Philips VG-8235
Philips VG-8235
Brand Philips
Type VG-2835
Year 1986
RAM 128kB
VRAM 128kB
Media 360kB 3,5" floppy disk drive
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG


VG-8235 back

The Philips VG-8235 belongs to the MSX 2 standard. For its release, Philips presented the VG-8235 as the first link of their audio-video-micro concept, being able to use the newly announced CD-i system, but few VG-8235 were actually seen connected to a CD-i. It was the successor of the the short-lived VG-8230, wich only had 64kB RAM and a single sided disk drive.

The VG-8235 uses a single sided disk drive, in contrast with its successors and most other popular MSX2 models in Europe that featured double sided disk drives. The keyboard is adjustable in height. The second cartridge slot is optional as it is closed off by default but can easily be enabled by screwing the supplied cartridge holder onto the computer. Contrary to other MSX computers, the Philips used a custom chip for the sound instead of the "classic" Yamaha YM-2149.

The VG-8235 was followed by the NMS 8245, which features a new case, a fixed keyboard and a double sided disk drive.

Detailed specifications

  • MSX-Engine: S-3527
  • PSG: (S-3527)
  • Connectors
    • mains cable
    • RF-output
    • CVBS monitor
    • SCART audio/video-output using RGB
    • data recorder
    • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
    • 2 joystick ports
  • 2 cartridge slots (one closed off by default)










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